Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the featherweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (Updated after UFC 178) Total, Show, Win Bonus 1 B.J. Penn  $300,000  $ […]
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BJ Penn Unloads on Mike Dolce

BJ Penn (pictured) might be done fighting, but the future UFC Hall of Famer isn’t done trashing MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce. After battling to cut down to 145 pounds, the lightest Penn has been in nearly two decades, only to get annihilated by Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Penn said he would “never hire [Dolce] again for anything.” Penn looked slow, sluggish...
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BJ Penn and a Fighter’s Quest for Immortality This is not a “time for BJ Penn to hang em up” piece. By now we’ve all read enough of them I’m sure. It didn’t take long for Sunday’s main event between Penn and long time rival Frankie Edgar to get out of hand. It became quickly apparent that Edgar’s two previous wins were no fluke, as the bantam weight contender treated the future hall of famer like...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: BJ Penn the prodigy no more

As we grow older there is times in our lives where we come to the realization that things change, and nothing last forever. Around 10 years old we realize that fat men with bags of presents don’t fit down the chimney. At 13 we figure out that girls really aren’t that icky. At 21 we realize that being an adult isn’t all its cracked up to be. And at The Ultimate Fighter 19...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Thank You BJ Penn

Very much like Randy Couture, BJ Penn had an impact on the sport that goes way beyond his fight record. Here’s a list of some of the things BJ Penn was able to accomplish in the fight game:Related Posts:Top Five BJ Penn Greatest UFC Moments & FightsBJ Penn UFC Retirement Talk Is MisguidedFrankie Edgar’s UFC TUF Gamble with BJ PennBJ Penn Accepts Rory MacDonald’s UFC Fight...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Your all-time favorite B.J. Penn moments

There are probably about a handful of fighters in the relatively short history of mixed martial arts that you could dub a ‘once in a lifetime’ fighter while keeping a straight face. B.J. Penn is one of those fighters. He may even be the first one that comes to mind for some. In light of him calling it a career this past Sunday night (it feels very real this time) we took to twitter...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn to be remembered as one of MMA’s greatest

Nearly four years removed from his last title fight, future Hall of Famer BJ Penn chose to call it a career on Sunday night following a third-round, TKO-loss to former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in the main event at the ”T.U.F 19” finale in Las Vegas. Now 35 years old, Penn has essentially been out of MMA since Rory MacDonald handed him a tremendous beating to earn a three...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Even In Defeat, BJ Penn Has Earned The Cheers Of Us All

I have been sitting here thinking about what I would tell the world about BJ Penn. I just don’t know what to say. I can tell you all the obvious things. He is the best fighter I have ever seen, he was the most ferocious finisher in the game, he talked trash and backed it up, he would fight anyone at any weight class, he was a fighter’s fighter. It all seems a little cliché....
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Leads TUF 19 Salaries

On Sunday night at The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, Frankie Edgar pummeled BJ Penn into retirement winning by a third round stoppage. Edgar for his night’s work led all fighter salaries raking in $260,000, with $130,000 coming in form of a win bonus. Penn for his efforts made a flat $150,000. Here the released salary figures for The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale given to BetweenTheRopes...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Dominated by Frankie Edgar to Cap Off Fight Career

This was not the way that anyone wanted to see BJ Penn go out. After 18 months off, BJ Penn returned to the octagon looking to avenge his two losses against Frankie Edgar.  Instead, it turned out to be a one-sided affair with Edgar pummeling Penn and earning a third-round TKO in the featherweight bout at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale”. Penn has gotten in arguably the best...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Breaks Down As He Confirms Retirement At Post-Fight Presser

One of the UFC’s biggest ever stars BJ Penn broke down in tears last night at the TUF 19 Finale post-fight press conference as he confirmed that it was time to hang up his gloves for good after a one-sided loss to Frankie Edgar in their trilogy fight. “I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why did you step back into the Octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you?’” Penn...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Edgar retires Penn via TKO in trilogy bout

B.J. Penn’s gameplan for his trilogy bout against Frankie Edgar to close out the UFC’s 3rd annual International Fight Weekend was a bit of head scratcher. He came out with a strange upright stance that he used for the duration of the fight inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center. He appeared to want to fight off his back early on in the contest, employing the feet on hips guard...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar TKOs BJ Penn at TUF 19 Finale (Video Highlights)

Frankie Edgar (pictured) completed the trifecta against BJ Penn at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.” The only difference this time compared to Edgar’s two previous unanimous decision wins over Penn was that he finished “The Prodigy” in their trilogy. While Edgar was happy to collect the win, he admitted the victory was “bittersweet” and said he felt “bad” for inflicting...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Retires Following Lopsided TKO Loss to Frankie Edgar

For the third time after as many fights, MMA icon BJ Penn (pictured) has called it a career. The only difference on this occasion, Penn definitely knows it’s time to retire. On Sunday at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale,” Penn ended his 19-month retirement to face Frankie Edgar for the third time. Unfortunately for Penn, the third time wasn’t the charm. Unlike their first...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Retires After TUF 19 Loss; Edgar Makes Case For Title Shot (Recap)

Frankie Edgar came into tonight’s fight with everything to gain but also the most to lose. He fought with that chip on his shoulder and never allowed the ‘Prodigy’ BJ Penn to attack him. Frankie landed takedowns in both of the early rounds and used his ground and pound to rough up Penn. Penn was lost for much of the fight and couldn’t figure out a way to limit Frankie...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar TKO’s BJ Penn In One -Sided Beatdown At TUF 19 Finale

Frankie Edgar racked up his third and most dominant victory over BJ Penn tonight at the TUF 19 Finale, finally stopping the former two-division champion in the third round by TKO. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Edgar with a quick two-piece combination. Edgar again darting in with strikes as he circles around Penn. Penn taking a few shots here as he stands...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

FIGHT BLOG RECAP: B.J. Penn retires after third-round TKO loss to Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar dominated B.J. Penn, culminating in a third-round TKO loss Sunday night in the TUF Finale. Penn promptly retired afterward, saying he should have never come back.
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Talks About The Challenges of Facing BJ Penn for The 3rd Time (Video)

Frankie Edgar is just a few good performances away from another title shot and a dominating one against future UFC Hall-of-Famer BJ Penn will open some eyes at the UFC offices. Edgar talked with us at media day about fighting Penn for the 3rd time, what UFC Fight Week was like, and how he feels about getting another title shot in the future:
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

BJ Penn on knees for Frankie Edgar at TUF 19 & feeling that 145lbs is finally his true weight

BJ Penn looks to show the world that he still has a heck of a lot of fight in him left as he makes his featherweight debut against old rival Frankie Edgar. The two square off this Sunday on the final of the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Wow, just saying that makes me feel old. But anywho, Penn spoke to media yesterday about his third encounter with Edgar in which he hopes...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

B.J. Penn * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 46 - Jan 31/04 – W (Hughes) – $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus) UFC 58 - Mar 4/06 – L (St-Pierre) – $25,000 UFC 63 - Sept 23/06 – L (Hughes) – $50,000 TUF 5 […]
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Heavy Favorite Over BJ Penn at TUF 19 Finale

Third verse, same as the first … and second, if you were to ask the Gambling Gods. According to the powers that be, Frankie Edgar (pictured) will beat BJ Penn for a third time when they collide at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale” this Sunday. Yes, let’s not let “UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida” completely overshadow the octagon’s second show this weekend. Edgar is a heavy...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn Mana debuts on FS1 this Sunday (Promo)

FOX Sports 1 is set to debut a one-hour special that will delve deep into the compelling career of B.J. Penn. The one time special is titled “Mana,” and will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT this coming Sunday night. The word Mana, a very powerful word to many, especially Polynesian and Hawaiian culture, dates back to the mid 180o’s. Here’s a nice little description via wiki: In...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

EA Sports UFC: Bruce Lee Vs BJ Penn Gameplay Video

EA unveiled a new gameplay video for EA Sports UFC at their E3 presentation yesterday which featured a fantasy superfight match-up between Bruce Lee and BJ Penn. Check it out below and prepare for the game to land in stores on Xbox One and PS4 on next Tuesday (June 17th). —
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

EA Sports UFC E3 Presentation Featuring Bruce Lee vs. BJ Penn Gameplay

EA Sports has been working on their UFC title for a few years now and are just over a week away from it’s release on Xbox One and Playstation 4. The timing couldn’t have been better as EA Sports released a great gameplay trailer and presentation at the 2014 E3 Conference on Monday. The trailer featured Bruce Lee taking on two-division champion B.J. Penn inside the UFC octagon...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Of The Ultimate Fighter Controversy

Last night’s edition of The Ultimate Fighter was hyped as having controversy on it. It sure as heck did. On last night’s show, Roger Zapata from Team BJ Penn and Ian Stephens from Team Frankie Edgar. The fight after two rounds ended up being tied and went to a sudden death third round. Here is the video that started with the controversy. The referee for the fight was Steve Mazzagatti...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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